ÉLOGE DE L’OMBRE (2011-2012)

The shadow is the ideal material inside a ruin, because it can easily travel around and inside the cavities and volumes of the ruin. The shadow is of a fleeting nature, in its short-lived character, it combines by opposition with the permanent, timeless and absolute state of the ruin. The shadow is part of the speech of the non-shown, the shape without referent and the multi-form referent.

My shadow over a ruin represents the incapacity to register me inside its permanent history. It is the metric system of my presence there, that is impossible to be measured. A ruin is the echo of a civilization, such as a shadow is of a presence.

Multi-projections. Video, DV, 4:3, colour, no-sound 0’ 30”.